God can’t _______________ who you _____________________ to be.
Genesis 27:2-13 – “I am an old man now,” Isaac said, “and I don’t know when I may die. 3Take your bow and a quiver full of arrows, and go out into the open country to hunt some wild game for me. 4Prepare my favorite dish, and bring it here for me to eat. Then I will pronounce the blessing that belongs to you, my firstborn son, before I die.” 5But Rebekah overheard what Isaac had said to his son Esau. So when Esau left to hunt for the wild game, 6she said to her son Jacob, “Listen. I overheard your father say to Esau, 7‘Bring me some wild game and prepare me a delicious meal. Then I will bless you in the LORD’s presence before I die.’ 8Now, my son, listen to me. Do exactly as I tell you. 9Go out to the flocks, and bring me two fine young goats. I’ll use them to prepare your father’s favorite dish. 10Then take the food to your father so he can eat it and bless you before he dies.” 11“But look,” Jacob replied to Rebekah, “my brother, Esau, is a hairy man, and my skin is smooth. 12What if my father touches me? He’ll see that I’m trying to trick him, and then he’ll curse me instead of blessing me.” 13But his mother replied, “Then let the curse fall on me, my son! Just do what I tell you. Go out and get the goats for me!”
Genesis 2:18-29 – “Who are you—Esau or Jacob?” 19Jacob replied, “It’s Esau, your firstborn son. Now sit up and eat it so you can give me your blessing. “The voice is Jacob’s, but the hands are Esau’s.” 24“But are you really my son Esau?” he asked. “Yes, I am,” Jacob replied. 27So Jacob went over and kissed him. And when Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he was finally convinced, and he blessed his son. He said, “Ah! The smell of my son is like the smell of the outdoors, which the LORD has blessed! May many nations become your servants, and may they bow down to you. May you be the master over your brothers, and may your mother’s sons bow down to you. All who curse you will be cursed, and all who bless you will be blessed.”
The secrets in the home start _________________________________.
THE FAMILY THAT STRUGGLES:
1. Chooses to be ____________________________ to God’s ways.
2. Chooses to be ____________________________ to one another.
3. Chooses to be ____________________________ of one another.
4. Chooses to be ___________________________ from one another.